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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm ... is likely to trigger a showdown with Occupy Central campaigners- and there was an added twist to the saga yesterday when media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying said he would join the civil disobedience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More than 800 take part in anti-Occupy run, while march draws thousands

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... the 793,000 who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial reform poll in June. Beijing loyalist and member of the HKSAR Basic Law Committee Maria Tam Wai-chu said the anti-Occupy Central activities ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Run finishes distant second to march More than 800 people took part in a run through Hong Kong yesterday morning to oppose the Occupy Central campaign, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575708/more-800-take-part-anti-occupy-run-while-march-draws-thousands
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both sides must compromise to move forward on political reform

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a campaign that paralyses the city's financial district will accomplish what they want. Others opt for a more conciliatory approach. They took to the street on Sunday to oppose Occupy Central. The pan-democrat and patriotic camps each have public support. In June, some 780,000 people reportedly voted in an unofficial ballot held by Occupy Central. This prompted the rival camp to counter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576278/both-sides-must-compromise-move-forward-political-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    What the Occupy Central referendum asks voters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The University of Hong Kong’s public opinion programme was commissioned by Occupy Central to conduct the poll which asks two questions. In the first, voters pick from three ... international democratic standards. They can abstain on both questions. The three proposals in the first question, sourced from the Occupy Central website, are: 1. Alliance for True Democracy Proposal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538285/what-occupy-central-referendum-asks-voters
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, the former head of the Monetary Authority warned yesterday. Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, who led the de facto central bank from 1993 to 2009, stopped short of saying state leaders would give up on the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nominating committee for 2017 election can play cohesive role

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:59pm by HILTON CHEONG-LEEN

    ... Hilton Cheong-Leen Hilton Cheong-Leen says it can help cut the risk of conflict with Beijing Nominating committee can play cohesive, balancing role The Hong Kong Civic Association ... believe the method for selection should be in accordance with the Basic Law and the relevant decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. We have high regard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1502379/nominating-committee-2017-election-can-play-cohesive-role
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... issues warning on Occupy shutdown Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that government operations could break down if Occupy Central brings the main business district ... Union chairman Chung Kwok-sing said that at the 1-1/2-hour meeting, Lam "said some political parties might not be satisfied and take action to paralyse Central". Chung, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550921/occupy-central-tops-agenda-top-level-legco-meeting-uniformed-service
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nominating committee's vital role in safeguarding Hong Kong's interests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by JOHNNY MOK

    ... Johnny Mok Johnny Mok says the requirement for a 'broadly representative' nominating committee serves the vital function of safeguarding the interests of key sectors, and our capitalist system, while providing a check against populism Broad mandate Article 43 of the Basic Law provides that the chief executive shall be accountable to the central government and the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1504278/nominating-committees-vital-role-safeguarding-hong-kongs
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    Pro-democracy leaders could call for strikes before Occupy Central, says organiser

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:00pm by ADA LEE AND JEFFIE LAM

    ... A non-cooperation campaign involving strikes at businesses, schools and universities could be launched ahead of the planned Occupy Central protest, an organiser of the pro-democracy movement said. Reverend ... when the National People’s Congress Standing Committee delivers its guidelines for political reform. Lester Shum of the federation said that if the guidelines failed to address Hongkongers’ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551858/pro-democracy-leaders-could-call-strikes-month-says-occupy-central
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to HKU's outgoing dean of law The government wasted time trying to diminish and oppose Occupy Central instead of coming up with proposals for electing the city’s leader that might win public ... the public’s right to nominate candidates or Beijing’s preference for a limited nominating committee, said Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun. “In a way, [the government] forced people to go to the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554672/government-has-wasted-time-opposing-occupy-central-says-legal-scholar

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